Thursday, September 30, 2010
When I took physical education class at my Jr. High, the coolest thing we did was walk to the bowling alley and knock down some pins. Here the kids get to shoot a few arrows. This is right below my house. Flying arrows from a bunch of kids. I think it is totally cool. Only the most respected P.E. teacher could pull this off. When I took bowling class the teacher gave us our grades based upon our bowling score. Let me tell you, had it not been for those gutter balls, I would have gotten straight A's. I missed straight A's for the semester because of my bowling score? Couldn't she take into account my willingness to participate and my enthusiasm for the game?
I don't think I would be any better at archery.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My daughter planted this for my mother's day present. It is finally blooming in mid-September. There have been several rain-showers to soak the ground and scare the girls. (They don't like the thunder.) I love the dimension of the water drops on the petals.
I have been in a daze with the start of school. Where did my summer go? When did my girls get so mature? I always tell them to stop growing, but they never listen to me. Homework is plentiful around these parts with two full time students. Last night my daughter said she didn't like homework. I tartly reminded her she better get use to it. She will be doing it until she graduates from college!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
One of our favorite books is Llama, Llama red pajama. We talk about how the baby llama sits in bed waiting for his mama. Baby llama wants tucked in, he wants a drink, and then, he gets so impatient, he yells! Boy, have I ever been there and done that. A thousand times. I tell my kids that even Mama llama needs some time. She has to do the dishes and lots of other chores when the baby is in bed. Then I tell them how important it is to go to sleep! But, not without a hug first.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Let's hope his name does not predict any future catastrophes. I rode this beautiful horse and it was amazing.
I list it as one of the funnest rides I have had. I felt comfortable, at ease, and not uptight like I did when I rode another horse last month. Buck and I were a good match. We didn't compete for boss status, he knew I was boss. He executed my commands with precision. I will miss you, Buck when riding season comes to an end.